Kilkenny LEADER Partnership (KLP) through its supports for individuals setting up micro enterprises under the Local Community Development Programme (LCDP) has noticed a cluster of food enterprises emerge on the Co. Kilkenny Food producer scene.   In response to this new client demand, KLP has put a service in place to support these new emerging food producers.

The LCDP have resources dedicated to the support of the progression of people who are long term unemployed into the micro enterprise space. These resources include the support of a Development Officer, who works with clients to develop a cohesive business plan.

KLP also has a strong background in the support of the development of micro enterprises in the food sector through the Rural Development Programme.  Many of these enterprises showcased in the Savour Kilkenny Food Festival 2014.